The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

How it started: My friend Federico on Mastodon:

Suggestion for another spreadsheet: keeping track of when races fill up. Lavaredo and Alsace as well as Eiger filled up in record time, Kullamannen is almost full, now Mozart is sold out.

How it’s going:

Added a third sheet to the doc tracking sell out times for the various UTMB events. 

Apparently I have nothing better to do with my life than constantly refreshing the bloated UTMB website and stalking the various IG accounts of the individual races.

A couple things to note:

  • It looks like the middle distances 100K and 50K sell out fastest.
  • Can we look at this list and project out which geographic areas UTMB will be targeting next with more new races? There’s the basic law of supply and demand working here, right? In North America for example, aside from Canyon, none of races seem to sell out quickly. Therefore I cannot see them adding another race to the map over here anytime soon. Even if Canyons won’t be able to increase their entry numbers, they can move to a lottery for this event, like they did with Lavardo and play this number game this way for a bit.